What’s the difference between ordering a split of Champagne and a magnum of Champagne? The magnum is actually eight times larger than the split. Traditionally, wine is bottled in ten different sizes, and the names can get rather confusing.
• A standard bottle is 750 ml, or ¾ of a liter.
• A half-bottle, also known as a demi, is pretty straightforward, while a split is half of that, or ¼ of a standard bottle.
• The magnum is the equivalent of two standard bottles, while larger sizes are named typically after ancient kings and biblical characters.
• Below, the full list. You should know it by heart…
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